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P&C President’s 2013 Annual Report

P&C President’s 2013 Annual Report [128KB]


The NHSPA Parents and Citizens group continues to play a very active role supporting the school. P&C meetings are held at 6pm on the second Tuesday of each month except when this day falls during school holidays. The venue is the staff common room which is immediately to the left after exiting the office foyer.

Welcome to all new and returning families. We hope you had a wonderful break and we look forward to working together in supporting NHSPA in 2017.

The dates for 2018 NHSPA P&C meetings are:

Tuesday 13th March
Tuesday 10th April
Tuesday 8th May
Tuesday 12th June
Tuesday 14th August
Tuesday 11th September
Tuesday 13th November - AGM (new P&C Executive elected for 2019)
Tuesday 11th December

To join the P&C email network:
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To become a P&C Member: Membership Form [161KB]

P&C President’s 2014 Annual Report

NHSPA Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) provides an opportunity for parents to be a part of an active and engaged community whose goal is to support the students and teachers at the school.  The involvement and contribution of parents is essential to the students’ learning and enjoyment of their high school years.

The P&C’s Voluntary Fundraising Contribution, continues to raise significant funds.  These funds have enabled substantial work to be undertaken to refurbish the Studio Theatre foyer and entrances in 2013/14.  The next planned project is a refurbishment of the internal space of the historically listed St Georges Hall, which will include more effective use of the internal space for both stage and seating.  This project is another example of the positive collaboration between parents and the school, to achieve a unique space for the performing and visual arts at NHSPA.

Other highlights of this positive collaboration in 2014 include:

  • Extensive involvement and coordination by members of the P&C committee and the wider NHSPA parent community to provide Front of House refreshments at Showcase, auditions, and orientations.
  • Coordination of important events such as the new families’ welcome BBQ, and the annual World Earth Festival, a unique event for students, families and teachers to come together and celebrate NHSPA.
  • The P&C Building Sub-Committee’s completion of the Studio Theatre upgrade and refurbishment, plus the repair and replacement of old and damaged lockers for use by the student body.
  • The P&C Faculty Sub-Committee’s grant funding to all academic/sport Departments to realise effective curricular outcomes; including excursions, teaching material and equipment.
  • The P&C Performing and Visual Arts Sub-Committee (PVASC) support of the Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts faculties and Technical Company, including Master Class Funding by application to Drama, Music, Dance and Visual Arts Faculties.
  • The P&C Environment Sub-Committee’s planning and delivery of another successful working bee to improve, clean and brighten the physical environment of the school for the students and teachers.

The NHSPA P&C program in 2015 will continue to support the school in a myriad of ways, in particular aligning with the school’s strategic outcomes outlined in the 2015-17 School Plan. We look forward to meeting new parents and reconnecting with established P&C members, and together making an invaluable and positive contribution to NHSPA.

Katie Mann

P&C President


P&C Achievements - 2015

  • Parent representation on the school communications subcommittee producing a new information pack for the co-curriculum program and update the orientation material sent to new families.
  • Supporting the Performing and Visual Arts Faculties through purchasing quality sound systems for the Dance and Drama faculties, and purchasing a rostra for the Music faculty and a drumkit for the Studio Theatre.
  • Conducting a school working bee, organised by the P&C Environment Committee, on Sunday 1 November 2015, with approximately 25 parents, teachers and students weeding, pruning, mulching, planting and cement cleaning around the school grounds.
  • Assisting purchase a new electronic sign for the school's front entrance, to improve communications with students, parents/carers and the local community.
  • Supporting the Positive Psychology program at the school, including a parent information night at 7pm on Tuesday 10 November 2015.
  • $10,000 donation to support three faculty grants for academic, welfare and sporting activities: $5000 for “LegoMindstorms” Robotics program; $3000 for an interactive projector for Maths; $2000 for outdoor furniture for PDHPE.
  • Facilitating a donation of lights and starcloths from Opera Australia in July 2015.
  • Assisting the school with archiving material for the 25th anniversary of the school, to be celebrated late in 2015.
  • Establishing a new Communications Sub-Committee to enhance parent-school communications.
  • Supporting a masterclass program for the Dance Faculty with Ruben Graciani from Point Park University, PA, USA in May 2015, to the value of $6000.
  • Supporting the school through assisting with catering for auditions and Showcase performances.
  • Supporting the World Earth Festival planning in February 2015, including assisting students plan the event and organising over 100 parent volunteers to help the festival on the day.
  • Conducted a working bee around the school grounds in March including planting 100 plants from the City of Sydney, clearing rubbish and weeding.
  • Welcomed new parents through a welcome BBQ after the World Earth Festival in February.

P&C Achievements - 2014

  • $5,310 towards purchasing new lockers, increasing the number of lockers available at the school from 132 to 220 lockers.
  • New fridges for the Studio Theatre Café.
  • Coordinating two working bees around the school where parents pressure cleaned steps; painted the girls toilet walls and fixed doors and weeded, pruned and mulched gardens.
  • Organising parent volunteers and supporting the school and students in preparations for the World Earth Festival in March 2014, including a huge contingent of parents who helped out on the day.
  • Delivered a Welcome BBQ to new parents.
  • Provided support to the school for auditions, orientation and two Showcase seasons through parent reps staffing the Studio Theatre and St Georges Hall cafes.
  • Organised a series of sessions of “An Afternoon With…” sessions which saw creative arts professionals address parents and students.
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